Anthony Rother, Glitch Mob, Benga and Marc "MK" Kinchen are among more than two dozen performers recently booked for Movement 2009, an annual electronic music festival that takes place each Memorial Day weekend in Detroit. The four acts join a roster of 60 DJs and live acts that already includes dance music heavy hitters such as the Prodigy, Afrika Bambaataa, Bassnectar, Derrick May, Carl Cox, Francois K, Z-Trip and Rick Wad.
The official festival runs from May 23rd until the 25th at Detroit's Hart Plaza, while The Prodigy will perform at an opening party on May 22 at the Fillmore Detroit.
The Glitch Mob, Rother and Kinchen, who will join forces with Scotty Deep, are each planning live sets for the event. More performers are expected to be announced soon.
Movement -- named Festival of the Year in 2008 by URB magazine, is currently selling discounted weekend passes for $40 at www.paxahau.com. Tickets for the Prodigy appearance start at $20 at www.livenation.com.
The full list of current Movement 2009 performers includes: Adultnapper, Ellen Allien, Anthony Atalla, Bad Boy Bill, Afrika Bambaataa (live), Bassnectar, Nikola Baytala, Benny Benassi, Benga, Adam Beyer, Steve Bug, Busy P, Buzz Goree, Marco Carola, Mike Clark, Carl Cox, Carl Craig, Drumcell, Al Ester, Exchange Bureau (live) Nic Fanciulli, Dennis Ferrer, Flying Lotus (live), Mieka du Franx, Guy Gerber, Chuck Gibson a.k.a. Perception (live), Glitch Mob (live), Craig Gonzalez, Chloe Harris, Heidi, Mike HUckaby, Innvervisions Live: a critical mass (Henrik Schwarz, AME and Dixon), Francois K, Kero, Marc "MK" Kinchen & Scotty Deep (live), Krazy Baldhead (live), Neil Landstrumm (live), Damian Lazarus (live), Loco Dice vs. Luciano, Los Hermanos (live), Lusine, Derrick May, Octave One (live), Onur Ozer, Osunlade, RJD2, Anthony Rother (live), Kevin Saunderson, Seoul vs. Linder 2x4, the Sight Below (live), Delano Smith, Tiefschwarz, Tiga, Rick Wade, Wighnomy Boys, Will Ebb, and Z-Trip.
I think that’s enough name dropping to last the remainder of the year.